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Press Release: Water System Lauded

City Water System Lauded

The City of Grant has received more good news.  Department of Health and Human Services conducted a Routine Sanitary Survey of the city’s public water supply system and found no deficiencies. City Superintendent Dana Harris explained that a DHHS Field Representative inspects the system routinely but the visit is not scheduled.  “It’s always unannounced,” she said. “When the inspector walks through the door we drop what we are doing and give him all the time he needs.”

The most recent inspection was conducted in mid-February, 2017.  “The Field Rep looks at everything from water ordinances to financial records,” Harris said. He then tours and evaluates the facilities with the city water operators.  Grant currently has 3 certified water operators.  “Unfortunately, I don’t think most citizens realize how qualified our employees are.  Our guys put in many hours studying, training and testing to become certified and to keep up those certifications.  We have a duty to keep the drinking water safe,” said Harris.

The city received full marks on the evaluation for items such as management’s support of operator training, having a wellhead protection plan, requirements for cross-connection control, and provisions for drought management.